Both of these lines are so fun and playful, feature both cute and beautiful elements and can be used for a wide variety of paper crafting projects. Besides who doesn't love having another reason to get back to Disney? ;)
It's Kristine with you today and I am here to share a Life Documented spread featuring the LIFE DOCUMENTED collection. It should be available at your Local Scrapbook Store - HURRY! You are going to love the diversity of this kit to create plenty of Layouts and Pocket Page Spreads in 2015.
This is the first page in my Life Documented album for 2015. I'm doing something a bit different this year. I'm not committing to a weekly spread. This means I can do a month at a time, a week at a time or even a day at a time. I am not worried about the pocket page style that I'll be using either. It's considered more of a large "mini ablum" and I'm looking forward to creating this year and hope you'll join me!
I started my spread using the Simple Stories Design 10 Pocket Pages. This allows me to add larger photos 4"x4" and also the standard 3"x4". The left Side of my spread has a photo of hubby and I from 2014 and a bit of journaling about the year ahead. I love that my pictures can be included with journaling on a 4x4 card.
Creating your own journal cards can be so much fun. I used 4x6 and also 3x4 cards and created my own. I added 1" strips and sewed them to cut up 4x6 cards. Super easy to do and gives you a unique touch to your page using all the wonderful Simple Stories Cards.
Since my spread is about the entire Month of January 2015 I wanted to add photo and journaling but not have this on a few spreads so I typed directly underneath my pictures!
The Right Side of my spread has the same format as the Left. I did a picture collage on one of my photos to showcase the great day we had at the Clay Café. This is a place I bring my nieces when I visit. We have a blast and always look forward to getting our fired clay pieces.
Below is an example of a journal card I created using a 4x6 card cut to fit below the " Week In Review " title. I added a tag for my journaling and created little embellishment details with the Life Documented Washi Paper Tape. So Easy!
This collection is so much fun to play with. I hope you enjoyed my Life Documented post today and I hope you enjoy creating with your Simple Stories Life Documented Collection!
Hi everyone, it's Audrey, and I'm so happy to be here to share a couple of fun cards with you. In honor of Valentine's Day just a few short days away, I have a pair of "heartfelt" love cards to share today, made with the adorable Say Cheese II collection. Valentine's Day is all about the love, and what better way to show your love than with some great, big paper hearts. Both of my cards today feature hearts from the Say Cheese II collection in a prominent, yet slightly non-traditional, way to create some fun love-themed cards that work perfectly for Valentine's Day..... or any other special day.
Simple Stories' Elements papers are a great source for fun focal images and sentiments for just about any card occasion. Both of my cards today feature hearts cut from a variety of Elements papers. This first heart and sentiment combo are from the 3X4 & 4x6 Elements. I used another of the Elements from the same sheet to create the backdrop for the chipboard frame, too. I'm all about the layers. I think it's the little details that adds interest to your design. A die cut Bits & Pieces sentiment banner and text-print Bradz are a quick and easy way add a lot of extra charm, and helps call special attention to the focal point heart. My second card also features a heart cut from the Say Cheese II Elements sheets, this time, from the 2x2 & 4x4 Elements paper. Once again the heart has been fussy cut from the paper and layered with one of the fun chipboard frames. And again, I layered the heart with a few details. In this case, a metal arrow adornment, a bit of twine, and a stamped and hand cut sentiment image. I love the black and white polka dotted chipboard frame, but thought it might lose a bit of definition layered against the black background paper. A light sanding around the frame's edge, however, removed some of the black to reveal a bit of white underneath. And now my frame stands out nicely from the layers below.
I think we all have a tendency to document what we feel are the "best" photos on our layouts. But I think it's important to also document the not so perfect photos too. We want our albums to be a record of memories for future generations, so I think that includes the good and the not so good. The photo I used definitely isn't perfect. The kids' hair was wind blown and our son had his eyes closed, but I love that it showed the bond between the kids.
I started my layout, with the idea to create the heart circle die cut and add water color paint behind it. Once I had my die cut paper layered over the dry water color paint, I mounted the white cardstock on the Courageous 12x12 paper. Then I used my sewing machine to add some messy stitched circles around the heart design.
I thought it would be fun to add some dimension to my photo, so I layered it over one of the Interactive Elements. After my photo was in place, I started adding embellishments from the I Am collection including Decorative Brads, Enamel Dots and Bits & Pieces.
On my second layout, using the Say Cheese II collection, I wanted to try out a fun trend that's been popping up lately...String Art. I cut out the letters for the word Love on my Cameo, and then placed them on my background paper. I traced around the letters, and then used my paper piercer to punch holes for my stitching
After I back stitched around the edge of each letter, I randomly criss-cross stitched on the letters using teal embroidery floss to create the String Art look. I wanted the title in the center of my page, so I added my photo and embellishing at the top. I chose the Teal striped patterned paper and embroidery floss, to balance out the Pink that was in my photo.
I also thought it would be fun to create some hand cut letters to finish the title for my page. I used four different papers from the Say Cheese II 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad and my small scissors to cut out the word This. Once I had the letters in place, I used my sewing machine to add some stitching.
The I Am collection and Say Cheese II collections would also be great, for some of your Valentine's projects or Cards.